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Ahmaud Arbery killing: Man who filmed charged with murder


The man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been arrested and charged with murder.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation,  50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was on Thursday jailed on felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. He was booked into the Glynn County Jail.

The GBI said that the charges stem from Arbery’s killing on Feb. 23.

S. Lee Merritt, Benjamin Crump and L. Chris Stewart, the attorneys for Arbery’s parents, released the following statement on behalf of the family:

“The family of Ahmaud Arbery was relieved to learn that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has today taken William ‘Roddie’ Bryan into custody. We called for his arrest from the very beginning of this process.

His involvement in the murder of Mr. Arbery was obvious to us, to many around the country and after their thorough investigation, it was clear to the GBI as well.

The family of Mr. Arbery is thankful for the diligence of the GBI and the way in which they tirelessly pursued the evidence in this case. We want anyone who participated in the murder of Mr. Arbery to be held accountable.”

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25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two white men while he was jogging down a road in Georgia.

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Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael have been arrested charged in connection with the shooting.


In the video, Arbery was seen jogging in Georgia when he was stopped by McMichael and his father in a white pickup truck. McMichael was armed with a shotgun. Arbery ran around the truck trying to avoid a confrontation before he and McMichael started struggling.

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After three gunshots, the men continued struggling over the gun, until Arbery stumbled away, and then collapsed to the ground. He was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy of Ahmaud Arbery conducted the day after his death revealed he died from three shotgun wounds, two of them to the chest.


Photos: Truck catches fire on Niger Bridge



The Anambra State axis of the River Niger Bridge on Friday morning was reportedly gutted by fire.

It was gathered the fire emanated from a truck that went in inflames on the bridge.

The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State, Paschal Anigbo, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

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He said,

“A truck is currently on fire on the River Niger Bridge, this morning Friday 5 June, 2020.

“The Fire Service has been contacted.”

Our correspondent learnt that there had been some agitation in some quarters over the barricade of a section of the bridge by the Anambra State Government as a measure to check influx of passengers into the state as a result of the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus pandemic.

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Man, 25, rapes 85-year-old woman in Niger



Police detectives attached to Kagara division in Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State have arrested one Ezekiel Yonana, 25, for raping an 85-year-old woman in Tukunguna village.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun,  said the incident occurred on May 23 at about 23:00 am while the old woman was asleep.

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According to the PPRO, the suspect, a resident of Unguwar Ya’u Tunguna village criminally trespassed into her room and threatened to kidnap her for ransom.

“The suspect forcefully had canal knowledge of the 85-year-old before she was rescued by her grandson.”

Abiodun said that the two suspects had confessed to the crimes and would be charged to court.

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He appealed to residents to volunteer information about suspected criminal elements in their midst


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Man arrested for serially raping his two daughters for six years



A 50-year old man, Peter Ayemoba, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two of his biological daughters, aged 20 and 22 years old.

WuzupNigeria reports that the incident happened on New Golden Prime street, in Rafin Sanyin community in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State.

The suspect was said to have been nabbed by the police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division Suleja, on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, while acting on a tip-off.

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The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, ASP Wasiu A. Abiodun, in a statement on Monday, said that the suspect had been having carnal knowledge of his two daughters since 2013.

Police investigation revealed that the said suspect threatened to kill the two young girls and commit suicide if they deny him sexual relationship.

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The Police spokesman confirmed that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime.

He, however, assured that the case will soon be arraigned in and charged for incest after investigation must have been concluded by the police on the matter.

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